While the new COVID-19 variant is at large nearly everywhere, governors all around the world are taking new measures. In Canada, for instance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has new quarantine regulations for those entering Canada in mind and soon to be put in action; Travelers must quarantine in a hotel for three days at their own expense.
Passengers will have to quarantine in a pre-approved hotel for three days and await their test results. Trudeau also said that expenses may add up to more than CAD 2000, which will be for the PCR test, security, food, and procedures to keep hotel employees safe.
Those who get their test result negative will then be allowed to break the quarantine from the hotel but have to continue it at home where it would be “under significantly increased surveillance and enforcement” according to Trudeau. Those who test positive will have to quarantine at a governmental facility. Canada already necessitates travelers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Additionally, Canada’s key airlines, like WestJet, Air Canada, Sunwing, and Air Transat, are going to suspend their flights to the Caribbean and Mexico Moreover, all flights should land only at Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, or Montreal airports. These airlines are making arrangements with their passengers who are already on a trip in the Caribbean and Mexico to organize their return flights.
Trudeau also mentioned that there might be a possibility for arranging new testing requirements for those traveling through the U.S.-Canada land border.
Trudeau asserted that “Canada in the coming weeks, will be requiring nonessential travelers to show a negative test before entry at the land border with the U.S., and is working to stand up additional testing requirements for land travel.”
New variants of COVID-19, said to be more contagious, have emerged in the U.K., Brazil, and South Africa. A few cases have since made their way to the United States.